Under Siege (Jake Grafton Series #5)

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With Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight and The Minotaur, Stephen Coonts has established himself as one of the nation's premier novelists of technological suspense thrillers. Following the Summer '90 release of the major film version of Flight of the Intruder, the pool of Coonts fans will surely increse. Coonts' hero Jake Grafton is back in D.C. as the war on drugs escalates to an unexpected climax.
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Overview

With Flight of the Intruder, Final Flight and The Minotaur, Stephen Coonts has established himself as one of the nation's premier novelists of technological suspense thrillers. Following the Summer '90 release of the major film version of Flight of the Intruder, the pool of Coonts fans will surely increse. Coonts' hero Jake Grafton is back in D.C. as the war on drugs escalates to an unexpected climax.
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Newgate Callendar
Mr. Coonts has a tendency to see things in black and white. His heroes are too good to be true, and his villains are darker than a black hole. But in his prose he avoids the dreadful cliches of most of his colleagues. His dialogue is realistic, the story line mesmeric. That is the mark of a natural storyteller. We may know how it will come out, but we continue to turn the pages avidly....His characters do tend to be stereotypes, but Mr. Coonts knows how to write and build suspense.
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YA-- Several story lines intertwine to produce a contemporary, fast-paced political thriller. Jake Grafton, seen in Coonts's previous three novels, returns as a staff member for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is joined by Jack Yocke, a Washington Post journalist, and Harrison R. Ford, an undercover agent, and the threesome assists the administration in rescuing Washington, D. C. from chaotic and horrifying circumstances that result when a Colombian drug lord and his gunmen arrive in this country for trial. While these events are unfolding, a hired assassin carries out an intricate plan to kill President Bush and several top officials. Coonts has readers' complete attention throughout this incredible, yet strangely believable, tale. There are many well-drawn characters in the sprawling story, and he does an excellent job of weaving together plot and participants.-- Nancy Bard, Jefferson Sci-Tech, Alexandria, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671742942
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Series: Jake Grafton Series , #5
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.26 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Coonts
Stephen Coonts is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.

Biography

One of America's premier authors of action-adventure thrillers, Stephen Coonts broke into publishing in 1986 with his national bestseller Flight of the Intruder, hailed as one of the best novels ever written about flying and the camaraderie of men at war.

A veteran naval aviator who flew the A-6 Intruder during the Vietnam War, Coonts has followed his debut smash with many more novels featuring his protaganist Jake Grafton, each full of the riveting action and page-turning suspense that has gained him a legion of loyal fans.

In addition to his Jake Grafton books, Coonts also has written stand-alone thrillers, a smattering of sci fi and nonfiction, and the Deep Black series, which is co-authored with Jim DeFelice.

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Coonts once held jobs as a taxi driver, a police officer, and an attorney.

He was a trustee of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1990-98 and was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 1992.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      July 19, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Morgantown, West Virginia
    1. Education:
      B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    The best in this long series of adventures putting Grafton into the cockpit.

    The best thriller by Coonts. I really enjoyed this book tremendously! Great adventure. Non-stop adventure. hair raising suspense!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2000

    amazing

    I have read this book six times and listened to it on tape five and I am still on the edge of my seat during the entire book.

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